Apple held a live key-note speech today where they announced not only iLife 11 but Mac OS X: Lion.
iLife 11 will come with brand new versions of iPhone, iMovie, iWeb, and Garageband. iLife is available starting today and will be included for free with every new Mac, but, current iLife users can upgrade for $49. iPhoto ’11 will include the brand new full screen mode along with new slide show effects. It will also allow you to email photos without leaving iPhoto! iMovie ’11 will feature brand new audio editing along with effects, people finder mode, and new themes (sports and news). If that isn’t cool enough for you, they also added movie trailer templates which will allow you to easily create your own movie trailer within iMovie. GarageBand ’11 brings all new features to the table in FlexTime and Groove matching along with additions of new guitar amps and effects. It also adds in a “How did I play?” feature within music lessons, which keeps up with practice history and performance. You can think of it as almost a Guitar Hero for Mac.
Apple also announced today that Mac OS X Lion will be released sometime in the Summer ’11. Mac OS X Lion will have the power of Mac OS X with the magic of iPad. Apple said it, not me! Mac OS X Lion will bring certain things “back to the Mac” such as multi-touch gestures to switch between applications, applications will be able to be viewed in full screen mode, and a new feature called “Misson Control” will allow you to see all windows for all open applications. It also adds The Mac App Store to Mac which will be released within 90 Days while developers can submit applications starting in November.
Mac OS X Finder is great but at times, its hard to get it to your liking. For instance, set a Default setting and you want everywhere else that way. You thought the “Set as Default” is the one that will do the magic. However, it’s not.
So, how would you set a desired preference setting and apply it wherever you wish?
The best solution so far (without using any third party Add-on or Plugin) is to follow the following steps.
1. In Finder, bring up “View > Show View Options” or just press “Command + j”.
2. Set all the parameters that you would want your “Default” setting to be and click “Use as Defaults”.
3. Go anywhere in the Finder, press “Command + j” and before applying anything, keep your “Option” key pressed. You should now get “Restore to Defaults” instead of your “Use as Default”. Click it to get your desired “Default” settings to your current Finder view.
Well, ever since we upgrade to Leopard, we’ve been seeing that “security” warning that your File “is an application which was downloaded form the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” This happens every time after downloading a file and attempting to execute or un-archive it.
I’m sure that for most of us, we’re cautious enough to know what we downloaded and that we wanted to execute it without Leopard coming in between us and our prey. If you’re one of those, Hendrik have a solution on how you can Lift the Leopard download quarantine. Continue reading →
Yesterday’s Keynote of Steve Jobs at MacWorld dragged everybody to the Internet, not just Apple fans but many other Internet enthusiast. It even pull down Twitter during the keynote. I downloaded the MacBook Air guided Tour and just finished watching it in its full glory and here are the few words that slipped off my lips – awesome, damn, jesus, holy cow, oh! man – I think I seriously need to get a MacBook Air. Continue reading →